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APWW's Hip Deep Portrait of King Sunny Adé




Many fans in America first got hooked on Afropop through the landmark 1982-83 tour by Nigeria's King Sunny Ade and his African Beats: the propulsive polyrhythms of traditional drums mixed with sophisticated guitar arrangements and pedal steel. Topped by graceful choreography and the beaming presence of the "Chairman" himself. Totally intoxicating. In this program, we travel to Lagos to talk to people there who help us fill in the picture of King Sunny Ade's earlier career in the 1960s and 1970s. KSA also granted Afropop Worldwide a three hour interview. We'll hear his stories and hear some classic recordings. Featured in the show are highlights from a sublime acoustic concert Chairman gave at Joe's Pub in New York City.


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Reviewer: This is my Machine and it cannot be Stopped - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 18, 2007
Subject: Awesome.
King Sunny is great, and this offered some insights about him that I didn't know before.
Reviewer: Turquoise Cadillac - favoritefavoritefavorite - March 28, 2007
Subject: Classic
King Sunny is one of the true greats; I have much of his albums. Very rocking music to fun with. ENjoy King Sunny Ade all day, every day.
Reviewer: smi2les - - March 5, 2007
Subject: What a tour
I was blessed enough in my path of life to witness one of King Sunny Ade's performances in the States. It truly left it mark, as well as Black Uru. What a Night.
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